Stephen Alvarado

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20 Quotes From The Greatest Love Letters Of The 20th Century

1. I don’t ask you to love me always like this, but I ask you to remember. Somewhere inside of me there will always be the person I am tonight. <b>– F.</b> …

8 Reasons A Trip To The Philippines Should Be In Your Future

There's an incredible chain of tropical islands in the Pacific that is sprinkled with pink, white and black sand beaches, ultra-relaxing luxury resorts, charming countrysides and villages, exotic foods and an enticing nightlife. You know it exists, but you've probably never thought of planning a …

9 Tips on How to Build Raving Fans for Your Blog

Having a loyal readership is key to achieving success as a blogger or online publisher. You may have the best blog in your niche or even the most …

14 Quirks About Americans I’ve Learned From Traveling

1. Americans are finicky.<p>We demand that things should be exactly to our liking. This is most apparent in ordering food and beverages. My German …

27 Things You’ll Miss About America When You Travel Abroad

1. 24 hour convenience. Being able to have basically anything you want at anytime, whether it’s a huge breakfast at 2 a.m. at a diner with your …

17 Ways We Should Simplify Our Lives Again

<i>Life is far more simplistic than we like to make it out to be.</i><p>We complicate things because we aren’t comfortable with that simplicity. Most things we …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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8 Things East Coasters Say That West Coasters Don’t Understand

Honestly I love you all but I can’t understand any of this.<p>1. “Can we go to Dunkin’ or something? I need breakfast.”<p>What is it with east coasters’ …

Why Traveling Matters

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.", wisely pointed out St. Augustine and I wanted to start this article with that quote because traveling has become one of the most essential parts of our lives. Sometimes one travels to exotic places and some others keep it simple …

In Search of Americana? Try Paris. For the Real Founding Fathers, it's not just Philadelphia and Boston

Travelers who enjoy American history but yearn for more exotic locales can follow the paths of the American Founders, many of whom spent significant time in Europe. Paris has much to offer visitors in search of American history.<p>In Paris one can also visit the birth place of today's only super …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

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18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again

1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, notes for lovers, thank you cards and memos to coworkers. …

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

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Why Making Friends When You Travel Abroad Is Life Changing

It’s the raw, terrifying thought which consumes you before you go abroad for an extended period. A knot tightens in your throat as you hug your …

Saying Goodbye Makes Us Brave

I often find myself navigating the space between being upfront and oversharing, but with matters of the heart, one can never be honest enough. This …

27 People On The Most Important Lesson They Learned While Traveling

We all learn lessons while traveling, some more lasting than others, but all worth sharing. So I decided to ask around, and here are the 27 most …

33 Spectacular Quotes About The Human Condition That You Need In Your Life Right Now

Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as …

13 Things Every Traveler Needs To Be Reminded Of

1. Travel is hard. This is why you love traveling, because it’s difficulty forces you to grow. It’s not always easy in the moment, when the people …

Expert tips for your first trek to the Indian Himalaya

Yearning to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalaya, but not sure where to start? These expert tips from a seasoned trekker will help you dodge the newbie mistakes and ensure your journey exceeds expectations.<p>Planning your trip<p>Thorough planning (or lack of it) can make or break a trip, …

29 Reasons Millennials Make The Best Travelers

It's no secret that younger travelers can teach older folk a thing or two about traveling well. Checking into airports on apps, sharing tips online, and extending trips at the last second, they share an idea of "getting away" that's spunkier and snappier than that of earlier generations.<p>Granted, …

23 Mildly Embarrassing Signs You Lived In France

No matter when you lived there, or for how long, you are always a different person after living in the Hexagon. You can always spot one of us in the …

6 Things Foreigners Don’t Understand About France

1. All shops close at around 7 p.m.<p>In Besançon and most other provincial cities, you won’t be able to buy anything after 7 p.m. No food, no clothes, …

Date A Girl Who Travels

I’ve read the articles. The ones that tell you not to date a girl who travels. They’re witty, they’re, in parts, true. At least, they’re true of the …

50 Questions To Ask Your Crush To See If They’re Right For You

1. What is one thing you will never do again?<p>2. Would you rather be twice as smart or twice as happy?<p>3. What happened the last time you cried?<p>4. What …